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Week of September 5, 2005. Click the front page to download!
Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:40:08 AM

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Making a difference: Nurse thrives on helping others
Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:25:44 AM

Mette Riis, RN, BSN, MSW, at Denver Health started her nursing career on the infection control unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver before it merged with Presbyterian. Photo by Jason P. Smith

Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:30:12 AM

Regina Alexander-Reis, bar code medication adiminstration coordinator, right, and Mauri Bunch, RN, stand at the BCMA (Barcode Medication Administration) station, which is used primarily to administer medications, but can also be used for nursing documentation in the medical record, in the surgical unit of the Denver VA Medical Center. Photo by Sarah Sangosti

Very Infuriating Practice
Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:27:50 AM

Laughing with Elizabeth By Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal, RN

Nurse Talk
Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:39:31 AM

Each week we visit with health care professionals throughout the Denver area. If you would like us to visit your facility, please email Crystal White@

Captivated by nursing: RN finds memorable career
Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:35:56 AM

Jodee Trainor, RN, MSN, director of acute care services at Parker Adventist Hospital, has been an RN for 33 years and with those years has come a multitude of different work experiences. Photo by Jason P. Smith

Swedish team guides patients through life-changing surgery
Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:33:31 AM

The specially trained nursing staff of Swedish Medical Center’s bariatric surgery center are from left to right, back row: Gary Dederichs, RN; Derrick Iglehart, CAN. Left to right, front row: Donna Thompson, RN, charge nurse; Anne Stuart, LPN, unit secretary.

09-05-05 Colorado assists in relief effort
Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:26:59 AM

Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast early last week leaving behind not only catastrophic destruction, but many Americans scrambling to find ways to contribute to a disaster relief effort the American Red Cross is calling its largest in history.

Craig Hospital wins coveted ‘Magnet’ nursing status
Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:31:57 AM

Craig Rehabilitation Hospital was awarded "Magnet Designation" in late August by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a distinction that officials called a tribute to the hospital’s nursing staff.

Computer weaknesses may compromise safety
Posted: 9/6/2005 at 10:34:56 AM

Many hospital pharmacy computer systems may not be doing an adequate job of detecting potentially unsafe medication orders. According to surveys conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), these systems are not reliably detecting and correcting prescription errors or pharmacy order entry errors, and little improvement has occurred over the last six years.

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